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Independence Car Accident Attorney

No one plans on getting hurt, but a serious car accident could change your life. That's why the car accident lawyers from the Montee Law Firm are committed to helping accident victims recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. We believe that careless drivers should be held responsible for the injuries, suffering and damage that they cause, so call our office today and see what an attorney can do for your case.

When it comes to personal injury claims, there is no substitute for professional experience. At the Montee Law Firm, our legal team has accumulated more than 100 years of collective legal experience. Leg us put it to work for your case. Since 1996, we have recovered more than $250 million for accident victims. Don't miss the opportunity to get what you deserve; work with our firm to seek fair and full compensation.

At the firm, we represent victims of virtually any type of car accident. Were you hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist? We can help. Did your personal injury involve a road defect? Call our office today. Our team has the skill and experience to help you get the case results you need; what are you waiting for? The sooner we hear from you, the faster our topnotch car accident lawyers can create and effective strategy for you.

Missouri Car Accident Facts and Figures

The Missouri State Highway Patrol calls the number of traffic collisions in Missouri a "crash problem." In 2011, 786 people were killed statewide in Missouri. Jackson County is has the highest car accident fatality rate in Missouri. Although this number indicates a 4.3% drop in fatalities from the previous year, it doesn't mean that car accidents are no longer a prevalent threat to the safety and wellbeing of Missouri motorists. Statically, 6.99% of all traffic collisions were caused by inclement weather conditions, such as snow, ice, sleet, rain, mist, fog or rain.

In fact, most collisions occurred on dry pavement. What does this mean? Some car accidents are the result of avoidable circumstances, like negligent drivers. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that speeding and drinking were the leading probable contributing causes in fatal accidents. Of the 786 fatal crashes that occurred in 2011, 34% involved alcohol or drugs. In the same year, 51,061 people were injured in car accidents and 3,213,233,000 crashes occurred that resulted in property damage and economic loss.

Types of Car Accidents

According to the 2012 Missouri Traffic Crashes report, 3,098 overturning car accidents happened statewide in 2011. An additional 1,292 accidents involved pedestrians; 10,692 involved parked cars, and 28,371 accidents involved fixed objects. The report indicated a number of car accidents that involved trains and bicyclists as well. If you were involved in a Missouri car accident that wasn't your fault, talk to an Independence car accident attorney from the Montee Law Firm today.

Independence Car Accident Claims

The Missouri State Highway Patrol lists a number of probable contributing causes to traffic accidents. Although some car crashes are the result of unforeseeable circumstances or weather conditions, others are caused by carelessness and negligence. Excessive speed was reported in 3,234 Missouri traffic accidents in 2011. An additional 21,368 wrecks occurred when drivers were under the speed limit but driving too fast for the current conditions. Other contributing factors included improper passing, tailgating, and driving on the wrong side of the road. 22,247 accidents occurred when one driver failed to yield the right of way, and 39,209 accidents were caused by driver inattention (distracted driving).

Accidents happen, but most of them can be avoided. If you or loved one suffered because of another motorist's negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Every year, thousands of car accidents are caused by distracted drivers and drunk drivers. The term "distracted driving" can refer to a variety of bad driving habits (eating while driving, applying makeup behind the wheel, taking your eyes off the road to adjust the radio), but many instances of driver inattention involve cell phone usage. Texting while driving alone is responsible for a multitude of injuries every year nationwide.

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About Independence, Missouri

As the fourth largest city in Missouri State, Independence is home to 116,830 people and the county seat of Jackson County. Independence is often called the "Queen City of the Trails" because it served as the departure point of the Oregon, California and Santa Fe Trails. President Harry S. Truman is buried in Independence, along with his wife First Lady Bess Truman. As the Truman's hometown, Independence is home to the Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Historically, the Independence area was first settled by Osage and Missouri Indians. In 1803, it was purchased by the United States in the Louisianan Purchases. One year later, explorers Lewis and Clark stopped in geographic area to pick plums, wild apples and raspberries. After the city was founded in 1827, it quickly became a crucial frontier town and the farthest point that steamboats could reach on the Missouri River. Because of its location near the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail, Independence served as the catalyst point for the fur trade industry.

Four years after the city was established, it became a central location for the Latter Day Saint movement in Jackson County. Religious leader Joseph Smith, Jr. claimed that his prophesied temple of the New Jerusalem would be built west of the Courthouse Square. Two years later (1833), tension between the Latter Day Saints and the rest of the city grew until the religious community was driven from Independence. The Latter Day Saints movement eventually returned to the area, making Independence its headquarters several decades later.

Today, Independence is known for its rich history, museums, historic homes, Historic Square and religious sites. Independence is home to the 1859 Jail Marshal's Home Museum, Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the Pioneer Spring Cabin, Vaile Mansion and the Truman Home. The historic Independence Square offers visitors a variety of places to shop and eat. The 1859 Jail Marshal's Home Museum is located at the square, along with the Truman Home Ticket Center, an 1827 Log courthouse and the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse/Courtroom.

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No Recovery, No Fee

At the Montee Law Firm, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don't have to pay us unless we win your case. It's that simple. After an accident, you probably have a lot of questions about doctor's bills, medical expenses, and missed wages. Don't let financial concerns keep you from pursuing the compensation you need and deserve. If the thought of filing an injury claim or lawsuit seems overwhelming, we can help you understand the legal process ahead. You don't have to face this challenge alone – contact an Independence car accident lawyer today and take the first step toward a brighter future. When you work with the Montee Law firm, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands.



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